Blessing day

Today is one of those days that you hope you always remember… cause it’s one of the significant events- that you celebrate with family. We blessed Capri today. fOr those of you wondering what that means, in my faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints aka Mormons…), baptism happens when one turns eight years old… so as infants, we give them a special blessing at church.  It’s a very special occasion for families, and usually a time that we all get together and celebrate the birth of the child.  Capri will be three months this week, and I can hardly believe it. My parents flew down for the weekend, and it’s been so fun to have them here. I only wish Cam and LaRane, and Katie and Clark could be here… my 2 siblings and their families. I hate not living close to them.  as I have been remembering back to the blessing days of my older children, I think that those feelings, and memories are the same as what I have been feeling today… definitely feeling the weight of my responsibility as a mother.  I feel reminded of the divine calling to teach, love, and nurture these children that I have been entrusted with. And without a doubt, that overwhelming desire to protect, to be a perfect mother…and good example.  Capri looked so beautiful in her little white dress. She is such a daddy’s girl. And eric loves it. (you can’t tell by this picture, can you?)Daddys_girl                                                                                    

I have been debating about how I wanted to decorate Capri’s room. And I had pretty much settled on a very simple cream and khaki approach… that is until  my mom gave me this darling quilt she made. my mom is an amazing quilter, and I have pretty much commissioned quilts for each child up until this point, but since we didn’t know if Capri would be a girl or a boy, and I was in no hurry to decorate etc…I hadn’t really spoken to her about it.  so she made the “leap” and settled on creating a pink and black quilt. It’s SO cute. And I guess, that helped me to decide that I wanted to go the pink and black route. We got black furniture so that was perfect. eric was back at his painting perfectionist-ness. I wanted big bold stripes on one wall and the rest pink. As we had all the stripes measured and taped, I decided this was my chance to do something I have been wanting to do for 2 years… use one of my masks on the wall!  Well, I am probably  going to get in trouble for this…but I have new mask designs coming out at winter CHA, and I am so in love with them, and I could have used any of them… but I settled on the bird. I used it 4 times in the stripes. Dang, I love it! I put little pink jewels on the eyes. SO fun! So bold! I love it. the room isn’t finished, so I will show better photos when it gets all done. I did put up a pink tulle canopy over the crib: so princess! Anyway… I had to share.

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65 Comments

  1. Jayne 5 November, 2006 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Love how Capri’s room is looking! The pink and black look wonderful. What a beautiful quilt – love the variety of patterns! Capri looks very happy with the quilt too!

  2. Dee 5 November, 2006 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    oh my goodness, that photo of your husband and daughter is amazing. Brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing room too for such a beautiful little girl.

  3. kim 5 November, 2006 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    That quilt is beautiful! And the photo of your hubby and Capri is amazing…. I am loving the room, can’t wait to see it finished. And I have to say that I am so excited for more masks…they’re one of my favorite products!

  4. Moriah Bettencourt 5 November, 2006 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    WOW what a cool room! Love the pic of your husband & capri, soooooo sweet!

  5. maggie Holmes 5 November, 2006 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    super cute heidi!!

  6. debbie 5 November, 2006 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    That quilt is absolutely beautiful! Lucky baby.

  7. gloria 6 November, 2006 at 12:21 am - Reply

    *love* your masks…can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!!
    and
    what a lil cutie pie!!
    congrats!

  8. Kim Archer 6 November, 2006 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Hi Heidi
    Your Capri looks so cute:)
    And thats a gorgeous quilt…her room is looking good:)
    KIMx

  9. Laura 6 November, 2006 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Awwwe!
    That’s a room i’d be proud of, let alone sweet Capri !
    She is such a cutie !!(and growing SO much)
    Can’t wait for those birdie masks *lush*
    Hugs xxx

  10. Leonie- Australia 6 November, 2006 at 1:17 am - Reply

    What a clever Mum you have, a beautiful quilt, & a such a great photo of Eric & Capri, doesn’t she look like her Dad? Also a very cute room.

  11. Kelly 6 November, 2006 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi-
    Capri is so absolutely gorgeous!!
    And her room is so fit for a princess!! ;o)

  12. Vee 6 November, 2006 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Capri looks so peaceful and content with her daddy
    beautiful photo
    love the room and new masks! can’t wait to see the peak of the birds. love your masks!
    her quilt is amazing!!

  13. DisneyCyndi 6 November, 2006 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family on the dedication. Love the daddy’s little girl picture. And mask on the wall..well I know what I will be trying soon ( so tell me what is the trick to keeping the lines around the bird so crisp and clean ?). And can’t wait for the newest mask to come out….I love the ones I already have.

  14. Wendy Vecchi 6 November, 2006 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Absolutely adorable little face! LOVE< LOVE< LOVE her room. Thanks! Wendy

  15. Valerie 6 November, 2006 at 6:32 am - Reply

    love the photos & really love that quilt! my mom quilts, as well, so i may have to hit her up for one as well!

  16. kristin 6 November, 2006 at 6:48 am - Reply

    just a bystander who stumbled on your blog a bit back that reads every once in a while. the quilt is amazing! i’m making my first one right now, and i 1/2way feel defeated b/c your mom did such an excellent job on capri’s! beautiful room!

  17. vicki 6 November, 2006 at 7:36 am - Reply

    I remember my son’s day. The pix of Eric and Capri is so darling. Love the smocked gown. Very elegant. I love the room. Very vibrant and I love color. Can’t wait to see it all finished. Watch out Heidi, Eric will be designing your new lines soon. What a clever family you are.

  18. wendy 6 November, 2006 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Aren’t baby blessing days the best! I LOVE the smocked dress. It looks almost exactly like the one I did for my Kristine 11 years ago. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Ksea 6 November, 2006 at 9:33 am - Reply

    That’s a very cool room for Miss Capri! The quilt looks awesome as well.
    It’s nice to have a little sneek peek into what you are up to for winter CHA. Very cool mask!

  20. Helle Greer 6 November, 2006 at 9:54 am - Reply

    WOW!!! only you would think of a black and pink baby room, it is sooooooo cute… and the quilt is simply AWSOME. Such style.
    She is so darling.
    helle

  21. LaRane 6 November, 2006 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I’m soooooooo sad we were not there. Capri’s room looks so darling!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the birds. WOW..so cute!!! I think we need to come down for Thanksgiving or something. Collin has missed the “cousins” I love that he calls them that. Anyway, GREAT JOB ERIC on the painting!!! Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday.
    LOVE YOU ALL!!!
    Rane

  22. Hilda 6 November, 2006 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Capri’s room is looking very CHIC, makes me think of Paris. And Miss. Capri is such a doll, cannot believe time has gone by soooo quickly.

  23. deb munn 6 November, 2006 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi… Capri is just angelic!! What a beautiful little one!! And the picture of Capri with her daddy… just wonderful. How special her blessing day must have been for you all. Congratulations.
    And Capri’s room… WOW!! I love, love, love what you are doing! The bird mask is beautiful! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us at CHA! Capri’s quilt is just gorgeous and what a wonderful inspiration for her room decor! Your mom did an amazing job on the quilt… I see the creative apple didn’t fall far from the tree Miss Heidi!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    ~deb~

  24. RScrapIT 6 November, 2006 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    That picture of Capri with her daddy is just awesome! Blow that one up to AT LEAST 11×14 and frame it! SO, so sweet! Her room looks great! Love those bold stripes – can’t wait to see that new mask 😉 Capri’s quilt is beautiful and I’m sure it will be a special heirloom gift she will treasure her entire life! Those are the BEST gifts! So much better than clothes or toys. When my daughter was a baby and my parents lived 800 miles away I told my mom the only thing I wanted for me or my daughter was for her to buy plane tickets to visit! It’s hard living far away from family. The BEST birthday gift I’ve ever received was the news that my parents were moving to the same town I live in! Now, if I could just get my brother and SIL to leave Mesa, AZ and come to Tx!

  25. suetreiber 6 November, 2006 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    beautiful! Come paint my room?

  26. Chris 6 November, 2006 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I just wanted you to know I can’t wait for your class! It’s my little gift to myself. Your talent is awesome, I can’t wait to soak some up!
    Your Capri is so pretty! Her room is absolutely adorable!

  27. Brook 6 November, 2006 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Capri is cute and so is the room and quilt. Thanks for sharing! Love getting inspiration any where I can get it!
    Best,
    BLo

  28. Emma 6 November, 2006 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Heidi, Capri is so cute! I was able to be home for the blessing of my first niece and I was so lucky that everything just feel into one weekend. I live in Florida and my family is in Oregon, so being able to be home is few and far between, so I know how you feel.
    Congratulations on your beautiful girl!

  29. Kim F 267 6 November, 2006 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Oh, that photo is so precious. I like your color scheme. Very fresh and different.

  30. heidi 6 November, 2006 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    okay, so I have to share this with you! My name is Heidi, my daughter’s name is Carlee Kapri. And my daughter, Carlee, had the exact same blessing dress. Thought it was pretty funny. I love the black & pink, your mother did a beautiful job on the quilt & Capri is absolutely beautiful, she’s looking so different!

  31. Loydene 6 November, 2006 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Oh my — how fast they grow! At Creative Escape Capri was ….. just little —- now she is adorable!!!

  32. aliciaking 6 November, 2006 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    what a beautiful quilt! I love pink & black! Capri’s room looks so fun! I love it!

  33. Rhona 6 November, 2006 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    What a great photo of Capri and her daddy – definitely one for a scrapbook! Love the room too, good job!

  34. Katie S. 6 November, 2006 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I love her room. I enjoy hearing about Capri..she is just 2 weeks shy of my McKinley. I was excited to have girlie colors for once so they are green and cream.
    But I love that quilt …..so awesome.
    Congrats on the Blessing as well. How sweet.

  35. Shawnna / flipflopmom 6 November, 2006 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    YUMMY
    that is so
    darn de-lish
    i am loving it
    and little capri
    looks like she digs
    her new room too 😉

  36. Crystal 6 November, 2006 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful photo of Capri and her daddy! And that room is gorgeous!! What a lucky little girl! Can you come and work some magic in my bedroom, please?!!

  37. patty 6 November, 2006 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    the quilt your mom made is absolutely beautiful! love the birdies!!! i am SO excited for the new masks…they are a fav of mine to use!!!
    -p

  38. tracy 6 November, 2006 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Yeah! More masks are in the works! Love the birds. Your mom did a fantastic job on the quilt-it’s adorable. You and Eric did a fine job with Capri too.

  39. Judy in Carefree 6 November, 2006 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful baby and the DH is awfully handsome! The room and quilt are so “Heidi”!

  40. Nita 6 November, 2006 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    That picture of Eric & Capri is absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe how big Capri is getting, and she is looking like her siblings more & more!
    I absolutely love the room! Hooray for your mom ~ she made an awesome quilt. I guess that’s where your talent comes from! And I love the mask! Can we move CHA winter up? Like, maybe next week? Ha!

  41. Kim Bolyard 6 November, 2006 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    All I can say is that is a beautiful photo or Capri and Daddy, and I love, love, love that quilt. Pink and black…awesome
    peace
    kim

  42. carol 6 November, 2006 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    ok, Heidi…
    don’t ask me why, but got this idea…
    you MUST have a wonderful picture made and framed of Eric with Capri in her beautiful white blessing dress…but tuck it away.. for Daddy to give his little girl on her wedding day….
    blessing to you all

  43. Jolene George 6 November, 2006 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    First…how exciting that she was blessed on Sunday. We are blessing my grandson next month.
    The picture of Capri and Eric is priceless!
    What a great statement the pink and black stripes make!
    Your mom is an amazing quilt maker. I so love it!
    What a happy post!
    http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  44. Michelle 6 November, 2006 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I am soo in awe of how sweet your baby is…just seems like days ago my 15 month old waking machine was that big…now Ican just live vicariously thru your pics so post away girl!!

  45. stephanie 6 November, 2006 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    i saw this beautiful black furnityre while looking for furnoture for my daughter and it was so pretty with a pink decor! that wall is cool!

  46. Angelique 7 November, 2006 at 2:33 am - Reply

    WOW WOW WOW!!!
    Your man ROCKS!!!
    That photo of the two of them is so precious!
    What a darling room!
    Congrats!

  47. Kristie 7 November, 2006 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Our baby’s are only one month apart! Mine just turned four months …I can’t believe it!
    Capri is so beautiful! She looks like such a happy baby. 🙂

  48. Kelly 7 November, 2006 at 7:26 am - Reply

    That quilt is so BEAUTIFUL!! Her room is really cute! TFS!

  49. Alannah Jurgensmeyer 7 November, 2006 at 7:34 am - Reply

    love the room babe!
    I think Capri is starting to look a lot like big brother Colton. What a sweetie! Eric cleans up well too 🙂
    Alannah

  50. betsy 7 November, 2006 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous baby!!!! And the room — wow – you guys have a LOT of energy!

  51. Karli 7 November, 2006 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Has anyone ever told you that Eric resembles Bruce Willis? especially in the picture above? (: Such a great picture. Amazing color choices and quilt, too. You are incredible.

  52. Terri 7 November, 2006 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Tell your mother that she is a wonderful artist. I love the colors on her quilt.

  53. Amber C 7 November, 2006 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness Capri is so beautiful! That picture just takes my breathe away.
    The room is looking adorable. Maybe I should hire you guys to come do my new house LOL.

  54. Marnie 8 November, 2006 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Hi Heidi – you need to put a really pretty girly chandelier with pink crystals up in Capri’s room. Super girly – feminine and also very chic.
    The room looks incredible.

  55. Diane McVey 8 November, 2006 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on Capri’s blessing day. That picture of her with Dad is priceless! Just beautiful…what an angel she is! The room and quilt are totally awesome…that room ROCKS!!! You are so lucky to have so many wonderful things going on in your life!
    ~~~Hugs~~~

  56. Beth Rang 8 November, 2006 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hooray for Capri and that beautiful new quilt she can cherish through the years. I am so glad to hear that you are releasing more masks too. I’m a super fan of your masks, and am only sorry I’ve never been able to find the flame one.
    Good wishes to you and yours!

  57. weber 8 November, 2006 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Elle est si “mimi” la petite Capri Swapp !

  58. Tannis 8 November, 2006 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I am getting a sense of dejavu! I found out I was preggers just after you. My babe was born sept 6, we are having him blessed on saturday. I painted his room black and white with all black furniture!! All the renos put me into labour cuz I did all the work myself. Would have loved to be doing pink but I got another (3rd) boy. It looks awesome!

  59. Lisa Russell 9 November, 2006 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Just beauitful! Love the picture of daddy and his little girl. Love the quilt! My MIL quilts and makes them for each of my children as well. I just love them! Your bird mask is so cute. I can’t wait to see them in person!

  60. Veronica A 9 November, 2006 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful little baby you have, just adorable. The room is coming out gorgeous and I love the blanket!

  61. Kara Jones 10 November, 2006 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on Capri’s blessing. Her room is looking great! I always wanted a pink and black room!

  62. erin yamabe 15 November, 2006 at 1:18 am - Reply

    what a sweet photo of your husband with your baby! tfs. and the quilte is just beautiful.

  63. Shelley Laming 16 November, 2006 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I just had to comment on how cool your daaughter’s room is. The walls are fab! And that quilt is beautiful. Your mom does amazing work! -Shelley

  64. LenaS 19 November, 2006 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Congrats on Capri’s blessing. Gorgeous, warm picture of her and her Dad–if you took it, H you should be very proud (perfection). Love the room, all it needs is a little birdcage hanging in the corner. I saw them for sale everywhere a while back. Love the new mask 🙂
    My BF quilts and I cannot get her to convert to scrapbooking…I can see why after looking at the beautiful creation your Mom made. Capri and her room goes with everything Heidi! You have all been BLESSED.

  65. Marije 11 December, 2006 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Oh my… I love everything! The wall, the quilt… And what a cute cute baby! The pic with daddy is adorable.. It says “love”!

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